Wolcott Town Green
Built - 1998
The town of Wolcott was originally known as Farmingbury but was later changed to its present name in honor of Governor Wolcott who cast the deciding vote in favor of the town's incorporation. Wolcott boasts having been the residence of Amos Bronson Alcott who was the father of author Louisa May Alcott and who was a prominent figure in the history of the town being an educator, pholosopher and poet. Seth Thomas also lived in the town and started his clock making business in Wolcott which proved to make a great name in the business.
The town also has a great educational system for the children, fine recreational areas with great programs and cultural events. It also throws an annual Old Fashioned Family Picnic on the Green and a summer concert program on its attractive bandstand on the town green.
Wolcott's bandstand is a Colonial Gazebo and is the first the town has had and was planned by the Farmingburg Woman's Club in Wolcott who held arts and crafts fairs on the town green to help raise funds with the structure being a gift to Wolcott to celebrate the club's 20th anniversary.
INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY:
Rosemary West, Member
Farmingburg Woman's Club